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RATINGS: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Ale with currants added and aged in oak barrels.

When we made the Toronado’s 20th Anniversary Ale, we had no idea that it would turn out to be one of our favorite barrel aged beers we would ever make. With that said, we have always wanted to make a dark barrel aged beer using 100% Cabernet Sauvignon barrels but, we never were inspired. That is, until we blended five different beers to make the Toronado beer, the tobacco character from the the dark malts blended nicely with the furit character that developed in blending. So, with Concescration we set out to make a barrel beer using all Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. No, we are not saying that this is a replica of the T-rooms anniversary beer, after all, a beer like that can never be duplicated, and, there was no fruit added to that beer as there is with this one. All we are saying is that it gave us great inspiration to brew Consecration.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Reserve Bottle Program at Russian River. 750 mL bottle from Batch 2 bottled on 30 March 2009. The pour is a dark brownish red with a thin ring of light egg shell colored head and no lace. The aroma is a little winey but the oak, currants, and malts are really good. The aroma is so well melded. The flavor is excellent. A little grape, a lot of currant, and some wonderful oak. It’s definitely dry as well. Sharp and tart. The mouth feel is good. It’s dry, but moderately viscous. The carbonation is just about perfect, even after all these years. The aftertaste is lingeringly winey and full of sharp dry currants. Great beverage ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8527) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Draught at the Russian River Brewing Co, Santa Rosa, CA.
Clear dark copper colour with a sweet off-white head. Mild sourness, woody notes, red wine, sugar and dark fruits in the aroma. Redcurrant, tartness, moderate sourness, red wine and sweetness in the flavour. Balanced and tasty.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Rust color, no real head but some sparkling carbonation. Great balance flavor if sour tartness and some rose wine character. Finishes with a light oak and cigar box flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFunGuy (840) - California, USA - APR 22, 2015
This beer has a rich brown color no head. It has a very sour aroma. It definitely has wine like flavors and is amazingly smooth and light for 10%.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle: Dreary copper-brown color with a slight ruby-mahogany tint. Muddled & opaque. Murky beige collar on top. Aroma is fruit forward; tons of black currant, grape, cherries, red wine, & mixed berries. Soft sourness with a bit of fruity sweetness underneath. Notes of wet wood, a touch of Brett & hay-like funk, & some faint tobacco. Flavor is more sour than the nose, for sure. Balsamic vinegar, light acidity with lots of grape, berry, plum, currant, & black cherry. Oak peaks in & out with a hefty dryness & a touch of musty funk. Very juicy. Acetic, but not overbearing. Wine-like finish, very dry but also lingering with a strong tartness & some mild driftwood. Can’t really taste the 10% ABV at all. Though far from my favorite RR sour, it’s still pretty damn good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Au nez, c'est bien boisé, alcoolisé, sûr avec un bon goût de grains caramélisés. En bouche, on gout le bois, un côté sûr prononcé et fruité a la fois. La finale est boisée et sûre, balancée à la perfection. Incroyable produit qui vaut le cher coût...! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerdedDave (816) - - APR 6, 2015
on tap at the brewey; deep amber color; sour cherry aroma; fantastic sour cherry and dark fruit flavor with notes of red wine

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drainpour (30) - Santa Rosa, USA - APR 5, 2015
Batch1x1 750. Still going strong. Incredible. Very sour, tobacco, molasses, malt, dark fig, more tobacco funk and rich dark fruit

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Perfect complex sour. Dark sour fruits of plum and Cabernet type of grapes. Yeasty in good way, funky and oaky as well. Some barnwood and light cedar. Fruits sour fruits kept popping up all over. Awesome!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnwokedi89 (100) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Very interesting brew here. After taste is sour like a sour patch kid. Literally finishes with a kick in your mouth. Your after buds will thank you for trying this beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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